Wednesday, March 11, 2009

US patent 7501180 - Nanoparticles confined in polyelectrolytes

This patent from Vive Nano teaches a stabilizer for nanoparticles to minimized undesired chemical reactions between nanoparticle composites and the environment. Claim 1 reads:

1. A nanoparticle composite comprising a nanoparticle surrounded within a layer of a plurality of collapsed polymeric polyelectrolyte stabilizing moieties, wherein the nanoparticle composite has a mean diameter in the range of between about 1 nm to about 100 nm.

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